Center for Peacebuilding

Our way is peace

Central to our work is the belief that the practice of structured dialogue can transform a culture of divisive debate. It is imperative that Bosnians of all ethnicities are able to talk in an environment without winners and losers, where common understanding is the ultimate goal. Dialogue can heal the deepest wounds and encourage true reconciliation with the past. In March 2010 we began organizing meetings between Sanski Most’s various religious leaders. On March 20, 2010, for the first time in the city’s history, these leaders (representing the Islamic, Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant faiths) met public to present resources for peacebuiding in their respective religious traditions. This meeting set a positive public precedent for constructive inter-religious and inter-ethnic interaction in Sanski Most. In September 2010, these leaders met again to discuss concrete ways to work together to promote peace and coexistence. In the meeting they expressed their support for creating local interreligious council that would promote community service activities implemented with interriligious cooperation, peace education in local religious institutions, and interreligious dialogue.

About Us

Today, the Center for Peacebuilding (CIM) stands on the former frontlines of the war, acting as a bridge between a past that few can currently discuss and a future where open dialogue can rehumanize the enemy and dispel the misinformation that acts as the seeds for hatred.

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